Since 1935, Dawes County Historical Museum, located 3 miles south of Chadron, Nebraska, has been preserving history.
The Museum has tens of thousands of artifacts dating back to the early 1800s. You will find something for everyone - artifacts, publications, documents, household goods, farm and ranch items, military memorabilia, toys and much more. The museum is also a huge Genealogical Bank of information for history buffs and those looking for information about their ancestors and their lives.
Visitors of all ages find the hours fly by as they take in all of the interesting pieces of history and report seeing something new each time they return!
Dawes County Historical Museum wants all to enjoy the history that paved the way for where we are today.
From school field trips to family vacations, Dawes County Historical Museum is continually looking to add new exhibits, making it a yearly “must see” for locals and visitors from across the country.
The museum is always provided at no charge to visitors. Come visit, explore, learn, and enjoy the history of Dawes County, Nebraska.
There are always smiles and laughter to be heard and fascinating things to be seen. The museum truly has something for all ages to enjoy. Join us from May 1st through September 30th each year. And, don’t forget our annual “History In Action Day,” on the last Sunday in September.
Take a read at what our visitors have to say about their trip to Dawes County Historical Museum. We look forward to seeing you – at the museum!